Motor Neuron Disease (MND)
At Astang Ayurveda Motor Neuron Disease (MND) treatment with Ayurveda Panchakarma and Ayurvedic medicine is a regular practice. Traditional Ayurvedic practice and experience brings success to our hospital and happiness to the patient. We believe, Ayurveda is the answer to MND.
What is Motor Neuron Disease (MND) ?
This is a progressive disorder of unknown etiology in which there is degeneration of spinal and cranial motor neurons and pyramidal neurons in the motor cortex. (Davidsons). Normally the command from the nerves of the brain is communicated to the muscles through the brain stem and peripheral nerves. When it is disturbed due to some reason, it is called Motor neuron disease that causes difficulty in speaking, swallowing, breathing, walking etc.
Motor neuron disease causes
Exposure to toxins
Motor neuron disease symptoms
Wasting and fasciculation of muscles.
Weakness of muscles of limbs, tongue, face and palate.
Impaired physical activities like- Difficulty in walking and raising of two hands above the shoulders.Difficulty in sleeping in supine position.
Difficulty in tying up the buttons of the shirts and taking food to mouth etc
Motor Neuron disease is not directly described in Ayurveda. It can be a congregation of Vata roga, Kshya roga. Most of its sign and symptoms can be compared with the lakshans of Oja kshaya, Mamsa Kshaya and Udanavrta Prana Vayu.
Karma oja bala barnanam naso mrtyu atharapi baa. Udanena avrte Prane (Ch Chi 28/208)
Motor neuron disease treatment
Nidana Tyaga (To avoid causative factor), Snehana (Internal and external oil/ ghee application), Swedana (sweating), Rasayana Chikitsa (Nutrition), Brmhana Chikitsa, Upanaha, Pichu, Shirobasti, Shiro dhara, Matra Basti (one type of Anuvasana basti). are considered to be helpful for Motor Neuron Disease (MND).
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